Utopia (Goldfrapp song)

“Utopia” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). It was released as the album’s second single in October 2000.

“Utopia (Genetically Enriched)” is an electronic remix of a song that was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). It was released as the album’s fourth single in June 2001.

“Utopia (Genetically Enriched)” became Goldfrapp’s first song to chart in their native United Kingdom. The song debuted on the UK singles chart in the week ending 23 June 2001 at number sixty-two.

Twist (Goldfrapp song)

“Twist” is an electronic–dance song written by British duo Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). It was produced by Goldfrapp, and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the third single in the winter of 2003 (see 2003 in music) and was a minor hit in the United Kingdom, charting just outside the top thirty in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States the song was a hit on the Billboard Dance Sales chart, reaching number eighteen.

In an interview with New Beats, Alison Goldfrapp described the genesis of the song:

It’s a sort of sexual fantasy that I had about a boy who worked at the fairground, who I lusted after. He was in control and I wasn’t cause I was sat on the waltzer and he was the one that was spinning it around and–I don’t know–it’s sort of lust, adolescent, awakening, smells and noise and dirt. That’s what “Twist” is about.[1]

Train (Goldfrapp song)

“Train” is an electronic dance song written by British group Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). The song was produced by Goldfrapp and received a very positive reception from music critics. It was released as the lead single in the second quarter of 2003 and reached the top thirty in the United Kingdom, where it became Goldfrapp’s first top thirty single. The original title of the song was “Wolf Lady”, which makes reference to the lyrics in the second verse of the song.[1] The lyrics of “Train” are based on Alison Goldfrapp’s observations while in Los Angeles, California. She stated that the song describes wealth, drugs, and sex with “a sort of disgust of it and at the same time a sort of need to indulge in these things.”[2]

This Is the New Shit

“This Is the New Shit” is the second single of Marilyn Manson’s album The Golden Age of Grotesque. It has several new industrial beats that Tim Sköld added when he joined the band as the bassist in 2002. It was the most successful song from The Golden Age of Grotesque following mOBSCENE. The UK release features the band’s cover of the Geto Boys’ “Mind of a Lunatic.” British band Goldfrapp created a remix of the song in 2003 called Marilyn Manson vs Goldfrapp. This featured as the second track on the UK release of “This Is the New Shit”, the CD also contained the video for the single.

For its music video counterpart, an alternate recording was used with the lyrics “This is the new ‘hit'” and the song title reading “This Is the New ‘Hit”. The word, “Motherfuckers”, is replaced by some jumpy beat noises.

This song was featured in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled “Suckers”. It was also included on the soundtrack for the film, The Matrix Reloaded, and used in the film, Hatchet. It was used in several trailers for Bioware’s 2009 RPG Dragon Age: Origins.[1]

Between July 10 and August 7, 2007, the radio edit was used as the theme song for the WWE’s ECW brand. It replaced the long-standing theme, “Bodies” by Drowning Pool, and was replaced by “This Is Extreme!” by Harry Slash & The Slash tones and “Don’t Question My Heart”—an in house written track—the two times it was replaced.

Strict Machine

“Strict Machine” is an electronic dance song written by British group Goldfrapp and Nick Batt for their second studio album Black Cherry (2003). It was produced by Goldfrapp and describes laboratory rats in neuroscience experiments.[1] Alison Goldfrapp read in a newspaper about experiments in which scientists stimulated rats’ brains so that the rats would feel joy when following commands. She was inspired to write “Strict Machine” based on images of the experiment and “more human aspects of machines and sex and control.”[2]

Wonderful Electric, Goldfrapp’s concert tour DVD in support of Black Cherry, was named after lyrics in the song.

Satin Boys, Flaming Chic

“Satin Boys, Flaming Chic” is a limited edition 7″ vinyl picture single by British duo Goldfrapp.[1] The single features a remix of the band’s song “Satin Chic” from their third album Supernature (2005) and a cover version of The Ordinary Boys’ “Boys Will Be Boys”, as performed on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on the 27th of April 2006. The single was released in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2006.

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of “Satin Boys, Flaming Chic”.

Rocket (Goldfrapp song)

“Rocket” is a synthpop song by English duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First. Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, with additional production by Pascal Gabriel, the song was released as the album’s lead single on 8 March 2010.[1][2] To promote the single release, the duo performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 26 March 2010.[3] The music video features Alison driving a truck hauling a rocket with someone entirely wrapped in duct tape who is then taped to the rocket when it is launched at the end.

The track was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2011 Grammy Awards, but lost to Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)”.[4]

Ride a White Horse

“Ride a White Horse” is a song performed by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp. The song was written by Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory and Nick Batt for Goldfrapp’s third album Supernature (2005). The song was inspired by the disco era nightclub Studio 54.[1]

The song was released as the album’s third single in February 2006 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a commercial success, reaching the top forty on the majority of the charts it entered. The song has been remixed a number of times and was featured in the American television program The L Word.

“Ride a White Horse” was also featured in Need for Speed: Carbon and The Sims 3.

Pilots (song)

“Pilots” is an electronic song written by British group Goldfrapp for their debut studio album Felt Mountain (2000). The song was produced by Goldfrapp and received a positive reception from music critics. It was released as a double A-side single with “Lovely Head” in the fourth quarter of 2001, and became the band’s second single to chart within the top seventy-five in the United Kingdom.[1]

A Pain That I’m Used To

“A Pain That I’m Used To” is the second single and opening track of the album Playing the Angel by Depeche Mode, and the forty-second DM single overall. The single was released on 12 December 2005 by Mute Records. The single contains remixes by UK Mute label mates Goldfrapp, and Jacques Lu Cont (Stuart Price). There are also two radio versions. The first one is only a slight remix, whereas the second contains a completely different, more electronic introduction and instrumentation.

Although “Better Days” was mentioned to be the B-side for the single in its press release, it ended up being a track called “Newborn” when the track lists were released. “Better Days” went on to be the B-side to the following single, “Suffer Well”. “Newborn” is a slow song that transforms into a harder song during the chorus. It is a fan-favourite in terms of B-sides.

The single was only physically released in the UK. The US only had a digital release (i.e., iTunes). The song reached number 15 upon UK release. In the US, the song debuted at number 45 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 14 January 2006. It eventually reached number 6.

The music video is directed by Uwe Flade, who also directed the “Precious” single. It features much more live action sequences (in a race track), than the “Precious” video and even David Gahan’s “Bottle Living” video. Depeche Mode’s live drummer Christian Eigner also appears in the video.

The song was featured on the Bones episode THE WOMAN IN THE TUNNEL.[1] It is also featured in the first trailer for the 2010 film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.[2] The Jacques Lu Cont Remix also appears on the soundtrack to EA Sports’ 2006 FIFA World Cup video game.

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